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Old 13th May 2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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Mother charged after children rescued from hot car

One of these stories with a happy ending for once; police in Maryland rescued seven very young children that had been left in a car in a store parking lot, after one of the children called 911 for help.

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Charles County deputies received the call just after 1 p.m. on Friday. The child told a 911 dispatcher he did not know where they were, but authorities were able to trace the call to a mall parking lot in St. Charles, Maryland, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

The seven children, ages 2 to 4, were found in the vehicle, which had its windows rolled up. Authorities said the kids had been left unattended for at least 20 minutes.

"Officers helped the children out of the vehicle and Charles County Fire/EMS provided treatment on the scene," the sheriff's office said.

According to WJLA, the kids were "scared" and "sweaty." Temperatures in the area climbed up to around 80 degrees on Friday. Authorities believe the 4-year-old used a phone left in the car to call for help, according to the outlet.

A 37-year-old woman arrived back at the car about 10 minutes after police. The woman, who is the mother of two of the children and was babysitting the others, was arrested and charged with confinement of children inside a motor vehicle. Authorities said they were not releasing the woman's name to protect the children's identities.
The article also mentions "additional charges" expected. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say one or more of those charges might appertain to how seven children ages 4 and under were supposed to be safely and properly restrained inside that car while it was traveling. Assuming the Monte Carlo in the photo at the top of the article was the vehicle in question, of course.
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Old 13th May 2019, 11:44 PM   #2
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Good kid

I have read that if it's a particularly decent summer

If the weather is 35 degrees C, are car parked up in it can reach 65 degrees C

Or 149 F

Bye bye dead baby or pet dog
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Yes, good luck fitting 7 car seats in that automobile. And 5 of these infants she is babysitting? Great vetting by the other parents. I wonder what was so important to buy in the mall.
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Yes, good luck fitting 7 car seats in that automobile. And 5 of these infants she is babysitting? Great vetting by the other parents. I wonder what was so important to buy in the mall.
Contraceptives hopefully.
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Yes, good luck fitting 7 car seats in that automobile. And 5 of these infants she is babysitting? Great vetting by the other parents. I wonder what was so important to buy in the mall.
We have had worse here

There was a couple of cases not that long ago.

Both left their babys in cars to go and play pokies* for who knows how long time.

Both luckily were noticed by passers by and rescued.

Both took ages to find the mothers

* Pokies - definition - Kind of like a fruit machine, but different, a gambling digital equivalent you have here in pubs and gambling joints.

Bit like the electronic betting games in the UK, but you win shed loads more money, or lose.
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